In winter, many people give up on curb appeal since it’s difficult to work outside in the cold and snow. When spring comes around, homeowners kick their curb appeal efforts back into gear. Here are 5 ways to improve the curb appeal of your home that will benefit your family, your neighbors, and potential homebuyers.
Focus on Curb Appeal of the Entryway
The entryway has a big impact on the way your home looks. The eye is naturally drawn to the front door. Many homeowners choose to paint the front door a bright and bold color to make it stand out. Red, yellow, and blue doors work well for homes of many colors and styles.
Clean or replace the light fixture next to the front door. Change out the welcome mat if your current one is faded and dirty. Add some planters with colorful flowers near the entryway to welcome your visitors.
Professional landscaping works wonders in transforming your yard. Attractive flowering bushes and evergreen trees are worthy additions to your outdoor landscape. Use mulch to tidy up and separate the flower beds from the lawn. Fertilize the grass and keep it well-mowed for a healthy yard.
If your mailbox is on the curb, it is often the first thing people see when approaching your home. A rusty, dented, or discolored mailbox is an eyesore.
Sometimes an old mailbox can be painted to look brand new but damaged mailboxes will need to be replaced. Outline the base of the mailbox with a border of rocks or bricks and plant some flowers around it. Showing that you care for your mailbox suggests that you also maintain the rest of your home.
Does the Siding Need to be Washed or Painted?
Over time, dirt and time build up on the siding and the paint may start to peel from harsh hot and cold weather. If the paint or stain looks good but the siding has dark streaks of grime, rent a pressure washer to clean it. Once you have cleaned it, you can better tell if the exterior of your home needs a new paint job. If the whole house doesn’t need to be repainted, consider a new trim color for a fresh look.
The Roof Affects Curb Appeal
There are many reasons to maintain your roof and keep it in good condition, and curb appeal is one of them. A roof that is missing shingles, growing moss, or sagging not only looks bad but also won’t properly protect your home from the elements. Take care of any roofing issues to protect your home and belongings and beautify your home.
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